Royal Fork Attack:
Part of the Special Absolute Fork Attack, Tactics Guide

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Special Absolute Fork Attack
[Royal Fork Attack]

Royal Fork Attack, Example
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Chess Fork Attack, Royal Fork Attack example.This image shows an example of a Royal Fork,
so-called because it attacks the two Royal Pieces (King and Queen, respectively).

As it attacks the King, this is an Absolute Fork.

Royal Fork Attack, Example
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When a Fork happens to attack the enemy's King and Queen - being Royalty - it's easy to understand why this is often referred to as a Royal Fork.

And, because it attacks the King, it is, therefore, an Absolute Fork ... Your opponent would HAVE to move the King, allowing you to capture the Queen.

Even if your piece happens to get captured, in the process, as it's usually a Knight that makes the Royal Fork attack, sacrificing a Knight for a Queen is seen as a very worthwhile trade!

Moving On: Grand Fork Attack, Example (Page 3).

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